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Posted on Router bit question -- upcut vs. downcut

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 09:02 PM

I have been experimenting with both 1/4in upcut and 1/4in straight bits in my new mortising machine and in my router table. So far, from my limited experience perspective, I do NOT see much difference in the cuts other than to say that the upcut bit seems to cut faster than the straight bit.

Straight bits are much cheaper than upcuts. I am finding out that if you go slowly, straight bits do a fine job. Patience is a key.
Just my 2-cents…

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